Be mindful of where you store your bag when you get home.

Purses, backpacks, and shopping bags land on some pretty germy places—public bathroom floors, shopping carts, and other less-than-desirable resting spots. So why does this matter so much? Because you also leave them all over your home.

Do not place purses or diaper bags on the kitchen table, on the kitchen counter, or anywhere else food is consumed in your home. If you place purses and diaper bags on surfaces in your home that are meant for eating, you could be spreading disease-causing germs.